I plan on applying for my CC permit either this week or the next. Hopefully that means that I will be legal sometime in December. A friend has informed me that there is a pretty good gun show in the Atlanta sometime early December. So, my question is, what should I get? My friend carries a G30, which I really like, but it has been a long time since I've fired it, and the last time I held it in my hand the double stack clip made the grip feel too thick in my hand. I'd really like something of similar size and power to the G30, but perhaps with a smaller grip. So what would be a comparable gun as far as size, power and quality in the $500 range?